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Muqdisho (RBC) Wararka ay siidaayeen warbaahinta dalka Mareykanka ayaa sheegaya in ciidamada Marines-ka Mareykanka ay qabteen labo nin oo burcad badeeda Soomaalida u qaabilsanaa dhinaca wada xaajoodyada marka ay doonayaan inay helaan lacago madax furasho ah. Qabashada labada nin ayaa timid kadib markii ciidamadii Mareykanka ee ku aadjoogay doonidii lamaanaha afarta ahaa...Continue reading »

From left to right: Louis Michel, Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar, Somali FM, Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General and EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso Photo © European Communities, 2009 Radio Netherlands — A meeting billed as a donor conference for Somalia has tried to punch high above its weight by promising to help the new government end poverty and insecurity....Continue reading »

A handout photo shows the Maersk Alabama under its earlier name Maersk Alva at an undislosed location. The US-flagged vessel was seized by pirates off the coast of Somalia Wednesday. AFP – The 17,000-tonne vessel was attacked in the Indian Ocean, 400 miles from the Somali capital Mogadishu. The vessel is owned by the Copenhagen-based container shipping group A.P....Continue reading »

The HMCS Winnipeg dispatched a Sea King helicopter Saturday that helped stymie a possible pirate attack on an oil tanker around the northern coast of Somalia. (CBC) The Canadian navy helped ward off suspected pirates from possibly hijacking a commercial vessel around the northern coast of Somalia, a commander said Sunday. The HMCS Winnipeg dispatched its Sea King helicopter...Continue reading »

By Mike Pflanz in Nairobi The 32,000-tonne Malaspina Castle was taken early on Monday and was believed to be heading towards Somalia’s pirate-infested coast. The British shipmaster’s union, Nautilus issued a call for better protection of the busy shipping lanes leading to the Suez Canal and Cape Horn During 2008, the Somali gunmen raided more than 130 vessels,...Continue reading »

Pirates have captured a German-owned ship 720 km off Somalia. The container vessel Hansa Stavanger has a crew of 24 and reports suggest that some of those held may be Russian. ...